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It’s finally here! The Sequel to Heloise West’s Hitting Black Ice!

HeloiseWest_SendLawyersGunsandRoses_coverlgOn Pre-order at Loose Id right now, but it releases tomorrow, so if you prefer to buy elsewhere, it’s not a long wait.

So, a quick recap: Hunter is a physician’s assistant in an emergency room, still recovering from the suicide of his ex-lover. He’s got a crush on a quiet, introverted young man who also works at the hospital. Like in so many big city ERs, violence is always hovering on the edge of happening, and after one such incident, Hunter and ‘Shawn’ find themselves indulging in some ‘we’re still alive!’ sex in the closet. Which kicks off a relationship that involves the FBI, secret identities, big time criminals, and a race for their lives.

Send Lawyers, Guns, and Roses picks up shortly after Hitting Black Ice, and tells the story of Hunter and Alex as they adjust to life as their real selves, and work through the pain in their pasts. They go on a romantic vacation together, but–true to all thrillers–excitement and danger just aren’t ready to leave them alone.

Blurb:

When Hunter and Alex (formerly Shawn) are given the vacation of a lifetime, it’s a chance for them to pay attention to romance and get out of the path of danger. The tiny Caribbean island of Saba is gorgeous, the first to have marriage equality, and the Sabans are the nicest people on earth.

There’s lots of rum poolside for relaxing and a room with a mirror on the ceiling for passion. Hot karaoke nights, cold beer, and new friends.

Their new friends Orfeo and Max, and Max’s sister Talisha, share a troubling secret. Alex and Hunter want to help. As a hurricane bears down on them, a dead body surfaces, and a purple backpack loaded with stolen jewels leads a pair of dangerous men to the island.

Alex would rather poke his own eyes out with a pointy stick than call on his old enemy Nick Truman for help; he’d also do anything to keep Hunter out of danger. But even his nemesis can’t reach them now.

Once again, they only have each other to depend on as their paradise is about to become hell on earth.

HeloiseWest_HittingBlackIce_coversmHitting Black Ice:
ER physician’s assistant Hunter guards his heart carefully, but that doesn’t stop him from falling for Shawn, the front desk clerk. He keeps his distance from relationships for a reason, but just can’t help himself when it comes to Shawn.

Shawn is on the run from the law and love to protect himself and anyone else involved. One man is dead because of him, and his life now is simple and easily thrown into a bag at any hint of danger. Until he meets Hunter, and he no longer wants to run.

Forced into a hostage situation, buried passion explodes in the aftermath, and sex in the supply closet brings their hearts back to life. Tentatively, step by step, they begin to explore a relationship together until the past catches up with Shawn.

FBI agent Nick Truman has finally found his man, but when Shawn escapes, he focuses his attention on Hunter. Shawn returns, even though it means sacrificing himself to save Hunter from the man who framed him for murder.

Buy Links for Hitting Black Ice:
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About Heloise West:
Heloise West, when not hunched over the keyboard plotting love and mayhem, dreams about moving to a villa in Tuscany. She loves history, mysteries, and romance of all flavors. She travels and gardens with her partner of 10 years, and their home overflows with books, cats, art, and red wine.

Where to find Heloise:
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Conversations with my Editor

It’s no secret to anyone who’s known me any length of time–I love to tease my editor at Loose Id. Today, because I was bored and restless and itchy because I can’t take meds before my lung function test tomorrow, I sent her this:

Me: Hee hee. If Julian was real, he’d so kill me:

There was a new layer of muscle on his back and, when Leo explored farther, his ass too.

“How much time do you spend at the gym?”

Julian paused in his ravaging of Leo’s body. “Shut up. It’s not like this job doesn’t need it.” He nibbled his way down Leo’s jaw, pushing Leo’s head back with the pressure, then licked a tickling, arousing line down his neck. “Just think what that muscle can do for you tonight.”

“Fuck,” Leo whispered, and Julian laughed.

“Damn right.” But he was no more immune to the heat between them than Leo was. He arched and rubbed himself against Leo, panting in his ear, and the motion seemed as involuntary as the low groan that shivered against Leo’s skin. “Unph,” he muttered, and grabbed the side of Leo’s ass. His breath shuddered out of him. “No, I’m supposed to go slow. It’s Valentine’s.” He growled and buried his face in Leo’s chest. “This was supposed to be romantic.”

Slow would have been nice, but Julian wasn’t even twenty-five yet. Leo doubted he was capable of slow, not until the edge was taken off. “You brought flowers and wine and fancy chocolate. I’d say we’ve covered the romance part of it. To hell with slow. We’ve got all night, if you want to do slow later.”

“Yeah?”

“Yeah.” And to prove his point, Leo rolled over on top of Julian and kissed him like he was still twenty, and not looking forty square in the eye.

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Some possible pronoun confusion there, but poor Leo.

And what I got back from her:
DUDE! … Omg, why don’t they stock emergency makeout boys in (nameless coffee shop where she likes to hang out and tease the boys)? Fucking toppy Julian. Omg, fucking take-me-baby Leo. Omg.
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So, yeah. I think I pushed some buttons there. 😀

But you’re all gonna hate me for what I’m doing to Dave. #sorry #notsorry

Another Review of Flesh Market 4 stars from Joyfully Jay

“I think that when this series is all said and done, it has the makings for being something stellar – ”

Read the rest here

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Human trafficking and organs for sale. An FBI agent and an inexperienced intern. Only days to save untold numbers of enslaved teenagers.

Flesh Market New Review 4.5 stars!

“I love this story. I loved Julian and Leo. They go through so much while they’re undercover. They make some tough decisions and my heart hurts for Julian and what happened to him. I so didn’t think they were going to make it through at times. Right at the end of the operation I thought Julian was done for sure!” –Molly Lolly

Read the whole thing here.

Flesh Market

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Human trafficking and organs for sale. An FBI agent and an inexperienced intern. Only days to save untold numbers of enslaved teenagers.


So, who won the Flesh Market giveaway?

It was a lady named Ran, who lives in the Phillipines. She asked for this book:
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It’s a really good book. So, her copy of The FBI Career Guide is on it’s way to her. Because of where she lives, she probably won’t get it until the New Year, mail delivery being what it is. But it is on it’s way. 🙂

Congratulations, Ran, and happy reading!

The Flesh Market Giveaway Ends Tomorrow!

The Rafflecopter for it is on the top right of the website, or you can find it at any of the blogs on the tour. Read the guest post, check out the recommended read, and enter in the Rafflecopter. If you win, I’ll send you your choice of any of the books I used in researching the novel, or your second choice if the first one is no longer available (I think they’re all still out though.)

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Blogs with guest posts are:
Kathy Mac Reviews
Jessie G. Books
BFD Book Blog
Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
MM Good Book Reviews
The Blogger Girls
Sinfully Sexy
Cheekypee Reads
Love Bytes Reviews
Molly Lolly

If I missed any, let me know and I’ll add them to the list. I got into something I’m allergic to this morning and, while it’s not bad, I’m as dumb as a post right now. 🙂

Flesh Market Update

Well, Flesh Market has fallen off the overall bestseller list at All Romance Ebooks, but it’s still climbing the Mystery and Suspense list, which is a nice little boost. I’ve had to put the sequel aside for a bit to work on the Christmas story, and get caught up on schoolwork. Check in tomorrow for a sneak peek at “Have Yourself a Merry Little Sexmas”. 🙂

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Flesh Market is at #32 at ARe now!

Woohoo! You have no idea how much this means to me. I’m so excited. THANK YOU!!!

FM at 32

Still on sale, too, if you’re tempted. 😀 (I know, shilling again. 😛 )

Flesh Market

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Human trafficking and organs for sale. An FBI agent and an inexperienced intern. Only days to save untold numbers of enslaved teenagers.


Please Vote for Flesh Market at the Divine Book Awards

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Divine Magazine 2015 Book Awards

It’s up in MM of 2015, and LGBT Crime. The top twenty in each category with the most likes will go on to the final round.

I’m not good at shilling my stuff, but I think Flesh Market is a good–if sometimes difficult to read–story. I worked hard at it and did my best to balance the needs of as wide an audience of readers as possible. So, as someone who totally sucks at self-promotion, please go vote for Flesh Market. 🙂

Now the awkward silence as I try to think of something else smart to say.

Nope. Got nothing.

Go vote. Even if it isn’t for me. Everyone, even established authors, needs a boost on occasion. Votes in competitions like these are like hugs.

Hug an author today. 🙂

I. Am. Speechless.

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I’ve never had a book get to this spot before. I’ve had them sneak into one the lower spots before, but I always thought that top one was reserved for people like LA Witt and Charlie Cochet and, well, Piper Vaughn and Kenzie Cade. All I can say is Thank You, and I hope you enjoy Julian and Leo’s story.

I think I need to go lie down.

🙂